Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, February 4th, 2003
The administration is broadly interpreting legislation approved in 2002 aimed at protecting people and institutions who began administering the vaccine in January 2003. The vaccine protects against smallpox but can cause serious reactions in people who get the shot and in people with whom they come into close contact.
Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson outlined the administration's views in a letter to the American Hospital Association, and more detailed...
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